Benefits of an active lifestyle
Being active has many benefits. The first advantage many people think of is weight management. Although that’s important, the other changes can also have a significant effect on your life. Being active will help you:
- Cut stress
- Feel more energized
- Sleep well
- Build strength
- Keep your bones healthy
What does it mean to be active?
Adding activity to your life doesn’t need to be a drastic change. The suggested goal is to do moderate activity for 2.5 hours each week. That breaks down to about 20 minutes per day. Are you worried about adding something else to your already busy schedule? Don’t worry. We have suggestions for small changes to make.
Each change feels minor, but it adds up. You’ll notice a difference in your energy and mood.
Tools to help me get moving
Whatever your needs, HealthPartners can help. Get started by creating an action plan. We have resources to help:
- Search our online library to find tools, tips and info that help you get and stay active